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petmd editorial updated july 08 2020 published may 13 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on may 13 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm nothing beats hiking with a dog a brisk walk or even a stroll through natural surroundings can be great exercise for twolegged and fourlegged family members and because hiking exposes your canine companion to new and interesting things its mentally stimulating for your pup too says katherine aromaa avid hiker and owner of coopers dog training and behavior modification… read more

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petmd editorial updated march 16 2016 published july 16 2008 share this traumatic tooth injury in dogs tooth fractures refer to tooth injuries involving damage to the enamel dentin and cement these injuries occur either on the enamelcovered top portion of the tooth the crown or the part below the gum line the root both dogs and cats are susceptible to traumatic tooth injuries if you would like to learn more about how this condition affects cats please visit this page in the petmd health library… read more

petmd editorial published may 06 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on may 6 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm the polarizing debate about dog people versus cat people has led many to believe that cats and dogs are on opposite sides of a spectrum with no common ground dogs are not cats says jessica gore cpdtka a professional dog trainer based in los angeles however there are certain very broad stereotypes that we associate with both cats and dogs alike but that doesnt mean that cat people cant… read more

petmd editorial published may 03 2019 share this we all love pretty fish saltwater aquarists can get especially spoiled as there is a seemingly unlimited range of bold colors and patterns amongst the reef fishes but is there more to an ornamental fish than its pigments can a drab fish have very much value to an aquarist there certainly is one species that fits the billthe molly miller blenny scartella cristata adapted for many nearshore habitats scartella cristata is very much cosmopolitan in… read more

sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated july 23 2020 published may 03 2019 share this if you have a pet ferret it is important that you remember that they can get fleas just like a cat or dog if your ferret has fleas you will need to find a ferret flea treatment that has been proven to be safe for ferrets in order to control the flea infestation ferrets are not simply small cats and dogs so the cat and dog flea treatments that are appropriate for our other pets are not always safe for ferrets you… read more

wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb published may 01 2019 share this each time you come home it is heartwarming to be greeted enthusiastically by your dog at the door and each dogs greeting ritual is uniquesome dogs might wag their tail and lick their owners and other might jump on their owners or whine or bark at them in greeting one of the more quirky greetings is when a dog greets you with his favorite toy in his mouth if you have a dog that likes to offer dog toys to you upon your arrival home… read more

petmd editorial published may 01 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on may 1 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm whether youre suffering from a sore back stiff shoulder or busy brain massage is one of the best ways for people to loosen up and relax but did you know that it can be beneficial for our fourlegged friends as well in veterinary medicine dog massage therapy is used as a complementary therapy to help treat health issues from arthritis to certain injuries how can dog massage therapy benefit… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated february 05 2021 published may 01 2019 share this dogs and cats eat bugs all the time either by accident or when their hunting instincts kick in but intentionally including insects in a pets dietthats a whole other hornets nest so to speak insects are not currently a permitted ingredient in commercial pet foods in the us however insectbased pet foods are making their way into the market in the uk germany france and italy depending on their success this could be the… read more

joanna pendergrass dvm published april 29 2019 share this we love our dogs and cherish them as family members we take them to the veterinarians office when theyre sick buy them creature comforts and willingly pick up their poop weve also become connected with our dogs on such a deep emotional level that it can be hard to imagine our lives without them when was the last time though that you considered whether dogs could live without us could our dogs survive without us providing them with food… read more

petmd editorial published april 25 2019 share this hydrotherapy for dogs is a type of physical therapy where dogs perform certain exercises in water at a rehabilitation center under the supervision and direction of a certified hydrotherapist hydrotherapy for dogs can only be done at a rehabilitation clinic under the supervision of a certified hydrotherapist oftentimes after you receive a referral from your veterinarian do not attempt hydrotherapy for dogs on your own under any circumstance… read more

wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb updated november 03 2020 published april 23 2019 share this are you one of those dog owners who says goodbye to your pets as you walk out the door dont be embarrassedyou are not alone why do many dog owners feel the need to say goodbye or tell their dogs that they will be back pet parents will say goodbye to their pets mostly because it is part of our human culture to notify our family of our imminent departure or to let them know when to expect us back but the… read more

petmd editorial updated june 07 2019 published april 22 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on april 22 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm sure you could play fetch with your dog in the backyard and call it a day but if you really want to boost your pups workouts and mental stimulation get her involved in some extreme sports for dogs many dog sports have organizations or training classes you can join where you can work on training but also make some new friendsboth canine and human for owners it is a… read more

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petmd editorial updated march 16 2016 published july 16 2008 share this salivary mucocele in dogs an oral or salivary mucocele refers to a swelling of the soft connective tissues in the dogs mouth the swelling appears like mucusfilled sack and is more than three times as likely to form in dogs than in cats however all dog breeds are susceptible to oral and salivary mucoceles treatment is generally successful and involves draining the fluid and prescription antibiotics if you would like to learn… read more

petmd editorial published april 22 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on april 22 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm even though its always the right time to fight animal cruelty april has been officially designated as prevention of cruelty to animals month every year organizations around the country celebrate the month by launching special campaigns reaching out to animal lovers and working to raise awareness about important issues regarding animal welfare heres how it came about and what you can… read more

laurie hess dvm dabvp updated february 10 2021 published april 19 2019 share this we all want to be prepared for emergencies and that includes pet emergencies but for rabbit owners being prepared is especially important because it is often hard for them to find local emergency veterinarians trained in rabbit care thus it is critical for rabbit owners to be as prepared as possible for emergency as the burden may be upon them to be the first line of care if their rabbit becomes ill or injured… read more

petmd editorial updated september 14 2020 published april 19 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on april 19 2019 by laurie hess dvm dabvp avian adopting a pet bird is excitingyoure adding a new member to your family and gaining a lifetime companion but before you bring home your new addition youll need to make sure your home is a stimulating yet safe and appropriate environment for your pet bird to keep your bird happy youll want to provide plenty of flighted time or time spent out of his… read more

sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated february 10 2021 published april 09 2019 share this youve owned your african grey parrot for 18 years now and never had an emergency all of your veterinary care has been on an as planned basis but here you are on a saturday eveningwith the nearest avian emergency clinic almost two hours awayand your bird has broken a blood feather with a little training and a good first aid kit stocked with the right bird care supplies you can do a lot to stabilize your… read more

petmd editorial published april 09 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on april 9 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm despite the issue of declawing cats being controversial in the veterinary and feline world there is still a huge population of declawed cats out thereespecially in shelters and if you end up adopting one of these previously declawed cats as a new addition to your family you will want to make special considerations to help make them comfortable feline toe amputation is a barbaric… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated april 21 2020 published april 03 2019 share this when a pet emergency strikes the last thing you should be doing is scrambling for items you need assembling a first aid kit for pets will give you the peace of mind that youll be prepared in case of an emergency make sure to check your cat first aid kit or dog first aid kit every six months or so to make any necessary replacements or updates here are 10 supplies you should always have stocked in your first aid kit for… read more

sarah wooten dvm updated february 10 2021 published march 25 2019 share this preventing dog joint pain and maintaining comfortable mobility are both big concerns for dog parents savvy dog guardians know that the earlier you start maintaining your dogs joint health the better the longterm results will be dogs that are fit and trim eat a healthy balanced diet and take appropriate dog supplements are less likely to have problems with arthritis when it comes to dog joint supplements however it can… read more

petmd editorial published march 21 2019 share this company hills pet nutrition brand name hills prescription diet hills science diet recall date 3202019 in the united states the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide no dry foods cat foods or treats are affected product hills prescription diet kd kidney care with lamb canned dog food 13 oz 12pack sku 2697 lot number 102020t25 product hills science diet id adult perfect weight… read more

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petmd editorial published march 19 2019 share this company stokes healthcare inc brand name pilocarpine 01 ophthalmic solution recall date 3132019 product pilocarpine 01 ophthalmic solution lot number r180052 expiration date february 17 2019 the product is used to treat high intraocular pressure and is packaged in 10 milliliter droptainers it was distributed in alabama california colorado connecticut delware florida georgia iowa idaho illinois kansas kentucky louisiana massachusetts maryland… read more

petmd editorial published march 19 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on march 19 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm doctors and researchers are getting better all the time at detecting and treating all kinds of diseases conditions and ailments and over the years theyve gotten an assist from an unlikely allysniffer dogs research has shown that dogs highpowered noses have the capability to literally sniff out diseasesmost notably cancers such as bladder cancer prostate cancer ovarian cancer and lung… read more

petmd editorial published march 19 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on march 19 2019 by dr katie grzyb dvm if your dogs nose turns from its usual dark color to pink or brown specifically during the winter your dog may have what is commonly referred to as dog snow nose or winter nose the condition which is called hypopigmentation typically causes a dogs nose to lighten in colornormally to a pink or light brown the color the nose turns will depend on the original color of your dogs nose if… read more

petmd editorial updated november 20 2020 published march 19 2019 share this the lagotto romagnolo is a sporting group dog breed whose history can be traced back to the middle ages in italys countryside bred originally as waterfowl retrievers the lagotta romagnolo became the goto dog breed for truffle hunting truffles are a type of fungi that are sold as pricey delicaciesa skill they still use today the lagotto romagnoloalso referred to as lagotto or lagotti for pluralis a rugged dog breed with… read more